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The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn
     

The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn

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by Paul Tukey
 

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Create a gorgeous lawn that is free of harsh chemicals. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to grow and maintain a thriving lawn using organic gardening methods. With expert advice on planting the best grass varieties, nourishing the soil, watering, fighting weeds, and sustainable maintenance, Paul Tukey helps you create a luscious and inviting

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Create a gorgeous lawn that is free of harsh chemicals. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to grow and maintain a thriving lawn using organic gardening methods. With expert advice on planting the best grass varieties, nourishing the soil, watering, fighting weeds, and sustainable maintenance, Paul Tukey helps you create a luscious and inviting lawn that is pesticide-free and safe for your children and pets. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603426794
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/31/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
271
Sales rank:
1,191,452
File size:
54 MB
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Meet the Author

Paul Tukey is the founding editor and publisher of People, Places & Plants magazine. He is co-host with Roger Swain of the television show People, Places & Plants on HGTV and the winner of the American Horticultural Society’s Communicator of the Year for 2006. He lives in Falmouth, Maine.

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The Organic Lawn Care Manual 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Paul Tukey calls The American Gardener's Calendar the first gardening book published in the New World. In 1806, it pushed 'grand and spacious' lawns. In 1830, Edwin Budding invented mechanical lawn mowers. By the mid-20th century, chemical lawn care took off. For synthetic fertilizers and sprays get results now. But in the not-so-long term, their side effects hurt people's health and nature's well-being. And it doesn't have to be that way. For example, visit the organically-cared-only town lawns and athletic playing fields of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Or the compost- and compost-tea-only-fed grasses on the Ross Farm, growers of Texas' organically-cared beef cattle. The author gives a three-year program for saying no to chemicals and yes to aerating, composting, dethatching, mulching, and overseeding. He goes through a yearly calendar, month-by-month. He shows how to fight diseases and pests by weed-reading, soil improvements, plant-based sprays, and good-guy insects. And he summarizes it all in 'one long sentence'. The book is clearly organized and solidly grounded with step-by-step guides, recommended reading, photos, Internet resources, index, glossary, and appendix on lawn games.